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Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II) & Neighbouring Countries

EMSA works to build up the national capacity of European neighbourhood countries, thereby helping to reinforce safety, security and environmental standards in a much broader geographical context than simply at EU level. Through both the SAFEMED IV and Black and Caspian Sea (BCSEA) projects, EMSA offers training courses and workshops, as well as access to tools (e.g. RuleCheck, MaKCs, THETIS-MED) and services (e.g. IMS, CleanSeaNet). Preparation for IMO audits is also provided, as well as support for corrective follow-up. SAFEMED IV beneficiaries include southern Mediterranean countries while BCSEA addresses eastern European neighbourhood countries around the Black and Caspian seas.

Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II)
The Grant Contract 2019/410-086 “Preparatory measures for the future participation of relevant IPA II beneficiaries in the European Maritime Agency (EMSA)” The implementation period is from 1st May 2020 to 30 April 2022. The beneficiary countries are Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.
SAFEMED IV, EuroMed Maritime Safety Project, ENI/2016/359-725 with beneficiary countries Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Libya, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. The implementation period is from 16/03/2017 till 31 December 2021.
Black and Caspian Sea Project
Maritime safety, security and marine environmental protection in the Black and Caspian Sea Regions, with beneficiary countries Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Ukraine, Turkey and Turkmenistan. The implementation period is from 01/02/2017 till 31 December 2021.